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New & Noteworthy


Announcing: ACTion Art Award Winners! 
We are proud to announce the three winners of the ACTion Art Juried Art Awards: Debra Dieppa for her piece titled, "We Do Art So We Don't Die;" Wesley DeVries for his piece titled, "A Need for Tribal;" and Robert Routley Sr. for his piece titled, "Birds of a Feather." The Juried Art Award winners will go to participate in ArtPrize 2014 as the ACTion ArtPrize artists. 

Congratulations as well to the winner of the People's Choice Award, artist Phillip Siegel for his piece titled, "Endangered Tigers." We are honored to be a part of promoting the work of so many talented artists! 

Announcing: ACT's Summer Youth Camps! 
Whether you're interested in drumming, dancing, or learning about and creating art from around the world, we have something for you! Camps take place throughout the summer and are for youth ages 5-16. Check out our registration form for more information about the sessions, dates, and times. 

Spring Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering with ACT this spring? Check out our volunteer opportunities here or head to the volunteer/interns tab and learn more about volunteering with ACT. 

Spring Graduated Art Classes
ANNOUNCING…ACT’s Spring 2014 Adult Art programs! From Theatre to Pottery and Drum Troupe to Open Studio Nights, there is something for you!! Find the schedule and registration form here -- sign up today to reserve your spot! Questions? Please e-mail or call Becky at coordinator@artistscreatingtogether.org or 616-885-5866.

How Does Art Disable Disabilities?

  Festival Day Truck Painting  Student painting mural   Little boy and girl playing with puppets

Artists Creating Together (ACT) brings students with disabilities together with artists and art projects. Art breaks down many of the emotional and psychological barriers that hold students back by building self-confidence and personal satisfaction. Art accomplishments advance learning skills, improve classroom behavior and show students that they are more self-sufficient and capable than they thought. Their new confidence produces new personal breakthroughs.

The confidence and the breakthroughs help them move from at risk students who may drop out of school to successful young people who have more tools to make positive contributions in the community.

ACT is the largest non-profit organization in Michigan bringing artists, art projects, teachers and students with disabilities together. Last year, ACT helped more than 8,500 individuals celebrate, succeed and grow with art.

Holland Student Playing Drum  Paint Rollers  Little girl playing with puppet  Students Dancing